By Walter Dean Myers
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439220019, 144pp.)
Publication Date: November 2004
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Walter Dean Myers presents a thrilling record of Antarctica and the expedition parties that uncovered the frozen continent.
Walter Dean Myers brings the dramatic race to the South Pole to lie in ANTARCTICA, tracking the explorers of the South Pole and the dangers they encountered there, as well as their contributions to modern science. He describes the extreme climate conditions in Antarctica, the wildlife, the whaling and merchant sailing industries that took root there, and the various exploration parties, including James Cook, Richard Byrd, and Ernest Shackleton. Myers depicts the heroism and adventure of the expeditions using photos, maps, and illustrations to complement the text.